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An award-winning sparkler from the Languedoc region in southern France, this is fresh and crisp with crunchy green apple and toasty flavours.
And, rather cleverly, comes with a stopper that can be re-sealed.
Really good party wine as well as ready, willing and able to match seafood or antipasti.
To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 1 year of purchase.
Jamie Goode - S Magazine, Sunday Express 23/03/2014
Of the 2011 vintage, Jamie Goode said: "With its fresh, bright, citrussy flavours, plus hints of tasty brioche and peach, this southern French sparkler is a delightful fizz made mostly from the lesser-known mauzac grape variety."
Matthew Jukes - Weekend, Daily Mail 07/06/2014
Of the 2011 vintage, Matthew Jukes said: "Apparently this is the oldest sparkling wine in the world. The monks of the Abbey of Saint Hilaire, who invented it in 1531, knew a thing or two! It has a resealable cap and is still made using the 'classique' method."
In 1531, the Benedictine monks from the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire were producing a still wine made with Mauzac, the local grape variety, and discovered the 2nd fermentation in bottle and the Blanquette de Limoux, the oldest sparkling wine in the world, was born. Mauzac, the main grape variety of Blanquette is specific to the Limoux area, locally it is known as “Blanquette”, due to a fine white down which forms on its leaves. In the local dialect Langue d'Oc Blanquette means white.
The Limoux Vineyard, has a unique micro-climate, which covers 2000 hectares, its located in the South of France in the Pyrenean foothills 20 km from Carcassonne and its famous medieval castle. Extremely strict terroir based selection; state-of-the-art vinification techniques have made Limoux wines one of the most renowned AOC wines in the world.